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Zone Alarm blocks Win Live Mail 2012


Mustang

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After loading Zone Alarm basic free firewall v 110.000.120 ... which is compatible with Win8 .... on Win8 Pro OEM with all latest updates, (loaded from retail disk as clean installation), WinLiveMail, latest v 2012, would not send/receive emails even though shown as connected.

This was despite WLM being included in trusted programs of ZA. It blocked emails to/from using local Bigpond ISP and both Yahoo Mail accounts and Bigpond accounts on WLM. Both Yahoo Mail and Bigpond web sites are working on EI10.

A simple work around is to disable ZA and then emails can be sent/received. But that's a bit primitive and a pain in the butt, and possibly dangerous even though phishing filter is turned on in security of WLM.

Has anyone encountered this problem and found a fix.

I'm using Ex7ForW8 which has restored the original Win7 Orb Start Menu and switches off Metro Start Screen. So WLM is used on desktop.
 

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dirtyvu

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zonealarm has traditionally been very late and very buggy. i used to be a huge zonealarm fan but now that I've adapted to windows firewall (after it took them forever to make it compatible with Windows 7), I don't see a need to go back. there's no zone alarm feature that's not in windows firewall as far as I can tell. actually, I do remember that it was easier to create a rule on the fly with zone alarm. that's the main advantage.
 

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Mustang

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@dirytvu. Yeah you're probably right. I've tested both firewalls with GRC (Gibson Research Corp), Shields Up, and both were totally invisible in stealth mode. And neither responded to pings.

One feature I do like about ZA is it has pop ups to confirm/deny requests for site/pc access.

One thing I forgot to mention is that I have exactly the same ZA and WLM running on Win7 and don't have a problem.
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 7 Ult Reatil & Win 8 Pro OEM
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Built as DIY
    CPU
    6 core 12 thread & 4 core
    Motherboard
    Inel Extreme & Intel standard
    Memory
    12GB & 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    3 top end SLI linked & onboard
    Sound Card
    In built in graphics card & onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24 & 23 inch Samsung LED backlit
    Screen Resolution
    High def
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force 128GB SATA3 SSDs in each machine. Plus several external USB3 and eSATA spinner HDs

dirtyvu

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yes, that was what I was referring to about adding rules on the fly with Zone Alarm. that's the only advantage I saw with ZA. but UAC and Windows Firewall together do pretty much the same thing.

I think if you want to stick with ZA, you'll have to be patient. they take time to get things worked out. every OS release, they've been slow in updating. I remember they said the first version for Windows 7 was compatible and that was a pile of #*%^. you haven't hung out in the ZA forums? it's a nightmare in there. you think people complain about Windows 8 a lot here? check out the support forums for ZA.
 

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